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IPA LATIN VOWELS
IPA Latin Consonants
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There are three glides used in Latin:
There are no dipthongs pronounced as such in Latin. Each Vowel sounds clearly without the glide off effect of English or Italian
When writing in IPA form the colon (:) is used between two consonants that are the same
The "h" is silent in Latin, except it sounds "k" in two words ("mihl" and "nihil")
"s" alone always receives the unvoiced "s" sound, never a "Z" sound.
"c" and "g" are soft (c=
combined) when precding e,i,y,ae,oe
"c" and "g" are hard (c=
) when preceding a,o,u, or consonants
"sc" is hard (sc=
combined) when preceding a,o,u, or consonants
"sc" is soft(sc=
) when preceding e and i
"ti" followed by a vowel and preceded by any letter except s,t or x is pronounced "tsi"
"th" is pronounced "t"
"z" is sounded "dz"
"x" is voiced (gz) when the previx "ex" begins a word and is followed by a vowel or h (i.e. exaudi)
"x" is unvoiced (ks) in all over positions (i.e. crucifixus)**EXCEPT when the prefix "ex" is followed by a soft "c"; then thr group is pronounced "eksh"***
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